Sports: Football

Inducted: 2008

Football 1985 – 1988

Consensus First Team All-American in 1988; Honorable Mention All-American in 1987; Two-time First Team All-Big Ten and Iowa team Most Valuable Player in 1987,88; Academic All-Big Ten in 1987; Nation’s top receiver among tight ends and led Big Ten Conference in receptions in 1988; Finished career as Iowa’s all-time leading receiver among tight ends with 1,825 yards; Played in Hula and Japan Bowls in 1988; Named to Iowa’s All-Century team – Offense (tight end) in 1989; Played seven years in National Football League; Named American Football Conference All-Pro in 1990; National Football League Tight End of the Year and All-Pro in 1991 and Pro Bowl in 1991, 92 while playing for the New England Patriots.